Pacers trade: Danny Granger, Gerald Green, #23 pick
Pacers get: Eric Gordon, #6 pick
Why for Pacers? Shed Green's contract while receiving our potential starting SG next to Paul George and the 6th pick to use on a potential 6th man such as CJ McCollum.
Pelicans trade: Eric Gordon, #6 pick
Pelicans get: Danny Granger, Gerald Green, #23 pick
Pelicans shed Gordon's contract while receiving a proven scorer and veteran in Granger who also has a valuable expiring contract.
The price of shedding Gordon's contract is the #6 pick.
The price of shedding Green's contract is Granger.
Only makes sense is if the Pelicans think Gordon is a lost cause and isnt worth his contract. The Pacers have or will have brought in CJ McCollum for a workout so a potential trade partner would seem like the Pelicans because McCollum is projected to go 5-10.